- a large couch or sofa, sometimes convertible into a bed
- Brit. a small writing desk with a hinged lid
Origin of davenportfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Origin of Davenportafter Colossians G. Davenport (1783-1845), fur trader
Origin of davenportPerhaps from the name of a manufacturer or the person who originally commissioned the design
Origin of davenportAfter the A.H. Davenport Company, a furniture manufacturer in Boston in the 1800s
Sofa sense was named for the now defunct furniture manufacturer A.H. Davenport Company.